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tsJenny 08272019

           The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) convened the Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment Core Group today at 11:00AM, 27 August 2019, at the NDRRMOC Conference Room in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City to discuss the updates and action plan of national government agencies on the possible effects of Tropical Storm (TS) “JENNY”.

           TS “JENNY” is forecast to make landfall in Aurora tonight or tomorrow. Residents in Luzon specifically Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Benguet, Pangasinan, and Metro Manila are expected to experience intermittent to frequent moderate to heavy rainfall in the next twenty-four hours.

           Meanwhile, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains are expected over the rest of Luzon, Western Visayas, Mindoro Provinces, Northern Palawan, Zambales, and Bataan. The public is advised to take precautionary measures and monitor updates from their local DRRM offices.

           Based on the rainfall forecasts presented by PAGASA, the MGB assessed 1,428 barangays with high to very high susceptibility to rain-induced landslides and flooding in thirteen Regions to be affected directly or indirectly by TS “JENNY”. These are in Regions I, II, III, CAR, MIMAROPA, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, CARAGA, and ARMM. People in those areas are advised to monitor updates from their local DRRM offices and watch for signs of possible landslides.

           Sea vessels are advised against sea travel due to rough sea conditions and gusty winds especially in areas under a Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal such as Region I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and V.

           The NDRRMOC raised its Alert Status from WHITE to BLUE to monitor the effects of the tropical storm and the southwest monsoon and to facilitate coordination for inter-agency actions.